Month: February 2014

Op-Eds

A Cold Response from CUNY

Faculty, students and even some staff member may have thought classes at Queens College on Feb. 13 would be canceled as a result of the impending weather. Unfortunately, CUNY decided to follow New York City’s lead in opening public schools. Controversy surrounded both Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina for deciding to keep the schools […]

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News

CUNY living in “A Tale of Two Cities”

Mayor Bill de Blasio referenced “A Tale of Two Cities” at CUNY LaGuardia Community College for his State of the City address to describe the income inequality in New York City, this past February. Queens College is no stranger to the issue as it is situated in Queens County, which has a .44 Gini index […]

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Sports

Pledging to a sports team offers benefits for women

Opportunities for success increase for women who participate in high school athletics as a result of the implementation of Title IX, according to a November 2013 study from Yale Law School. The study comes at a time where coverage of women in sports has been on the rise with the most recent being the Sochi […]

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News

Report uncovers alarming stats on rape and sexual assault

Nearly one in five women in the United States has been raped in their lifetime, according to a Jan. 21 report from the White House Council on Women and Girls. Moreover, one in five women report they’ve been sexually assaulted in college. Often times, victims are “assaulted by someone they know, especially in incapacitated assaults,” […]

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Job opportunities look bleak for graduates, but hope remains

As the spring semester begins, students are choosing their majors and aiming to graduate on time. All of the students, however, wish to have a good job waiting for them once they complete school. Queens College students are no different as it had a total enrollment of 20,100 students, according to the QC 2012-13 Fact […]

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QC announces interim president

After serving as provost of Queens College years ago, Dr. Evangelos Gizis is proud to come out of retirement and service his beloved school once again. Gizis will serve QC as interim president until a permanent replacement is found for the fall 2014 semester. He replaces longest serving QC president, James Muyskens as he retired […]

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Lecture documents slavery in Brazil

The drums pound while voices, young and old, form tribal harmonies as they dance as one in a circle of community. Their wind struck faces with lines of age eye the camera with stoic curiosity. This is just one of many scenes featured in Hebbe Mattos’ documentary film series “Presents Past.” The films shed light […]

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